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Three Ways: Bamboo Cocktail

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Credited to German bartender Louis Eppinger- known for serving it at the Grand Hotel in Yokohama, Japan-the Bamboo was likely created by Eppinger years earlier, while he was working in San Francisco in the mid-1800s. Crafted with sherry, dry vermouth, and a few drops of orange and Angostura bitters, it made for a pleasingly complex cocktail that keeps its ABV in check. As cocktail historian David Wondrich wrote, “The Bamboo looks like a cocktail, tastes like a cocktail, and punches like a six-year-old.” Here are three modern versions of the drink, from minor tweaks to full...
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